About Wallace StevensFamous and Best Wallace Stevens poems. Stevens was an american modernist poet. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Collected Poems in 1955. Some of his best-known poems include Anecdote of the Jar, Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock, The Snow Man and Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. According to the literary critic Harold Bloom, who called Stevens the "best and most representative" American poet of the time, no western writer since Sophocles has had such a late flowering of artistic genius.